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Poster: lobster12 Date: Feb 14, 2011 9:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan

I feel the same way. My kids unfortunately wanted to watch. One of the main reasons why I don't care for these things...the Big winner of the night was Need You Now by Lady Antebelem. The song is a total rip off of Alan parsons Eye in The Sky and yet...it takes home song of the year (among others) which goes to the writer. Go figure.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Feb 14, 2011 9:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan

It's my taste, so I'm not ripping folks who enjoy the show(s).
I find the self congratulatory narcissism, mixed with corporate marketing VP's, ect. trying to estimate how many more unit this award could make for them (among other things) stomach turning. I would rather watch a soap opera or go see Furthur.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 14, 2011 12:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan wasn't the only performer.

Well, I have friends that started Merge Records and I'm more than happy to know that guys toiling in vans playing shows as Superchunk for many, many years got a big lift from Arcade Fire last night. Last time I saw that band, they played to about 250 at the Henry Miller Library.
http://www.mergerecords.com/ - not exactly corporate behemoths. Then again, any band that got Terry Gilliam to file their MSG tour launching shows and inspired Spike Jonze to do a short film based on the album deserve a little bit of props (even if my wife thinks all they have done is ripped off unknown Czech underground bands).

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Poster: elkdog Date: Feb 14, 2011 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan wasn't the only performer.

Right you are. Arcade Fire getting the win is a breath of fresh air, even if you don't love their music.

Also, Dylan was backed by Mumford and Son and the Avetts (more NC connections, and I went to high school with their cellist), who aren't the sort of groups to typically get air time on the Grammies.

The Grammies don't much speak to my musical taste, but last night was better than most. I've even been a fan of Esperanza Spalding for a while now; not often that someone I like gets Best New Artist. Bieber fans vandalized her wikipedia page. That's fantastic.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 14, 2011 2:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan wasn't the only performer.

That's one award that up until last night really pissed me off. They call it "artist", but the award usually goes to the latest pop re-tread clone regurgitating the latest musical fad that 13-16 year old girls think is "the bomb". Last night they actually gave it to someone who creates something new. Along with the Arcade Fire deal, I'd have to say it was better than usual.

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Poster: Juan Peligro Date: Feb 15, 2011 7:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan wasn't the only performer.

I was so bummed..I thought it was Sanford and Son !

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 14, 2011 2:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan wasn't the only performer.

That's great re the cellist, because last night when they were performing I was telling my wife to check out the redneck NC boys (and meant that in a good way - I'm an NC native) with the Asian cellist rocking Appalachia. Very cool. I like the Avett Bros.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 14, 2011 2:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan wasn't the only performer.

The Avett's closed FloydFest a couple of years ago and it was a big mistake. They definitely should have been one of the Saturday night headline shows (there are 4 "headliners" on Floyd's Saturday nights) and blown up the crowd with all the energy they brought. I was especially impressed when the cellist flipped the cello on its side and he started jamming away like it was a guitar.

Maybe I am turning into a crusty old fart, but I'm thinking you wind down a 4 day festy with a band that is just a little less frenetic than the Avetts. The Avetts on Saturday night would have been a kick ass show, the Avetts on Sunday evening was more like acoustic waterboarding.

To their credit, they did put on a hell of a show and I have enjoyed them since. Nothing like a big slice of testost-emo-grass.

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Poster: elkdog Date: Feb 14, 2011 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan wasn't the only performer.

Yeah, they (and Joe, the cellist) are one of the best live shows I've seen in terms of sheer energy and joy poured into the music. Great on lots of level to see them getting national attention.

Really for me it's great to see a guy who really just wanted to play his cello get the chance to do it for a living, and to see him be such an electric performer on it. He was a great guy- we lost touch during college (we both went to UNC), so I don't claim close friendship, but his dedication has paid off in a big big way.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 14, 2011 9:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan

In that case, maybe you want my tickets for next week's Phil solo show, "A Night With Phil: Gregorian Chants". Promises to be riveting.

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Feb 14, 2011 2:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Dylan

"I would rather watch a soap opera or go see Further."

LMAO . . .